A 22-year-old man, Sunday Ogaji, who allegedly raped a she-goat, on Friday appeared in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court in Ekiti State.
The police charged Ogaji, whose address was not given, with “unnatural offence”.
The prosecution counsel, Sergeant Olubu Apata, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 4 at about 2:30pm at Basiri area in Ado-Ekiti.
He alleged that the defendant raped the she-goat and she died on the spot.
Apata said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 214(2) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him present his witnesses.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
His counsel, Timi Omotosho, prayed the court to admit his client in the most liberal terms.
Magistrate Kehinde Awosika admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
Awosika adjourned the case until March 31 for hearing.